EVENT: Atlanta European Science Café – The BEINGS Summit

Ready to attend our first European Science Café event of 2015? We thought so, so we’ve arranged one just for you!

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Exploring the promise and pitfalls of altering human cells – The BEINGS Summit

The Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the European Science Café present “Exploring the promise and pitfalls of altering human cells – The BEINGS Summit.” Please join us as we host Mr. Paul Wolpe, Director, Center for Ethics at Emory University and Jacques Galipeau, Director Emory Personalized Immuno-therapy Center, Emory University School of Medicine as they provide a glimpse into the BEINGS Summit – Biotechnology and the Ethical imagination.

As biotechnology increases in power, we are able to engineer new forms of life and to incorporate biomechanical technologies into living bodies, including our own. At the same time, biotechnological advances have the potential to release new pathogens into our environment or to redefine human and animal form and function.

Since implications of these technologies for the future of humanity are profound, it is important that we develop a consensus on how we should think about, direct, or limit our biotechnological efforts. To this end, the Emory University Center for Ethics, along with academic, civic, governmental, and corporate partners from 30 countries, has organized the BEINGS 2015 Summit (May 18-19), with the goals of creating a vision for the most desirable uses of new cellular biotechnologies and of reaching a consensus on guidelines for future research and applications.

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – Doors Open at 5:30pm
Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta Auditorium
Admission: Complimentary, a wine and cheese reception will follow the event.

So, what are you waiting for? Make sure you don’t miss out and register now!

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We look forward to seeing you there!

The Atlanta European Science Café is sponsored by
British Consulate General in Atlanta
Consulate General of France in Atlanta
Alliance Française d’Atlanta
Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta
German Consulate General Atlanta
Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta
Consulate General of Ireland Atlanta
Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta
with organizational assistance from the Atlanta Science Tavern

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Posted on April 16, 2015, in What's Going On? and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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